Saturday, June 12, 2010

Injury Crash on US Highway 20 west of Idaho Falls

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 06/12/2010 8:07pm
Contact: Trooper Hiebert

At approximately 5:29pm on Friday, June 11, 2010, Idaho State Police investigated a crash at US Highway 20 and 35th West in Idaho Falls. Steven Wehe, 21, of Idaho Falls was traveling westbound on US Highway 20 approaching 35th West driving a 1991 Chevy Corsica. Lucio Barajas, 55, of Idaho Falls was driving a 2000 Peterbuilt semi hauling potatoes. Barajas proceeded from a stop sign at 35th West crossing US Highway 20 in front of Wehe. Wehe crashed into the driver's side of Barajas' semi and was transported to EIRMC with injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol is a factor in this crash. The eastbound lanes of US Highway 20 were blocked for approximately 2 hours.

This crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police Trooper Hiebert. Hiebert was assisted at the scene by Corporal Murdock, Bonneville County Deputy and Idaho Falls PD.